Monday, May 22, 2006


The quaint, scratchy acoustic recording of the William Tell Overture I've used as the RADIOLA! theme is no longer anonymous. I discovered that that amazing ocarina solo is by none other than Mose Tapiero, possibly the greatest ocarina player of all time. I compared the matrix number of my "anonymous" recording with the list on the Mose Tapiero discography, and it matches up. The recording I use was first issued in 1912. And nobody seems to know a thing about Maestro Tapiero, other than that he could blow one mean sweet potato.

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